Where I live, we have a 928 year old cathedral, the current building was started in 1083. Because it’s such a fixture of our town and I go past it so often I don’t really forget it’s there but you stop appreciating it’s age and of all the buildings around it. All the buildings around it are still used, people live and work in them they aren’t museum pieces but living breathing buildings, which does make you forget they are so old.
Yesterday I was standing in the high street, waiting for the family to come out of a shop and I noticed this little plaque which I’d never noticed before. It was on the wall next to archway that leads to the back of the Cathedral. I always think of that bit as being fairly modern, there are shops and small houses in it, but it turns out not so much.
Is there anything really old in your town, that you’ve never noticed before?